FREEPORT — “Dedicated to Art: Corcoran Gallery of Art & George Washington University Artists in Maine,” is the summer exhibit at Thos. Moser, Handmade American Furniture’s showroom.

As part of the showroom’s ongoing effort to display Maine artwork, the exhibit features 83 paintings, prints, drawings and photographs from 24 artists who have a connection to Maine and attended or taught at either the Corcoran Gallery of Art or the George Washington University.

Building upon a long-standing association, GW recently took over the Corcoran College of the Arts and Design and the historic Corcoran Gallery of Art building, while the National Gallery of Art assumed custody of the Corcoran’s art collection.

Among the artists are: Bernard Langlais (Corcoran); photographer Joyce Tenneson (GW and the Corcoran); Hudson River School painter Christopher Pearse Cranch (GW), who ministered in Maine in 1830s and 1840s and then summered in Maine periodically between 1875 and 1890; Cicely Aikman (Corcoran); modernist James Daugherty (Corcoran); and figurative expressionist painter Abraham Rattner (GW and the Corcoran). Rattner, whose work is featured in the Leepa-Rattner Museum outside Tampa, taught at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1948 and then again in 1950 when Bernard Langlais, Alex Katz, Charles DuBack, and Corcoran professor Brockie Stevenson were students. (*Note: All but Katz have work in the show.)

Among the Corcoran and the GW artists who currently live in Maine year-round and have work in the show are: Margret Baldwin; David Estey; Nina Fuller; Roberta Goschke; Jenny Moore; Lavendier Myers; Chris Osgood; and Amy Wilton.

Among the Corcoran and the GW artists who summer or vacation in Maine are: Diana Ansley; Peter Egeli; Janis Goodman; Kate Hardy; Rosie Moore; John Morrell; Don Ripper; Charlotte Whitney Stevens; and Joanne Williams.

The collected works will on display through Oct.10. The opening reception is tonight, Thursday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m. The art talk and second reception is Thursday, July 20,.; Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport. FMI: Call 207-865-4519, or go to

“Gold Tree #7,” by Joyce Tenneson

“Skowhegan Landscape,” by Bernard Langlais

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